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Addiction While Raising Children

June 24, 2020 8:57 pm Published by
Addiction and Parenting When you are a parent, there is nothing more important than your children. When you are in an active addiction, sometimes there is nothing more important than feeding into your disease. Sound like a major conflict of interest? Well, of course it is. Relationships are always strained by the pains of substance Read The Full Article…...
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Returning to Work After Rehab

May 21, 2020 8:55 pm Published by
Substance Abuse Among The Professionals Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone. There are as many men and women with addiction that are working 9-5 jobs in corporate offices as there are living in the streets. While typically, many people picture a sloppy homeless person asking for change to buy their next bottle, this Read The Full Article…...
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Relapse Prevention Journal Prompts

May 21, 2020 4:38 pm Published by
The Power of Journaling Journaling has been used as a tool for mental healing for many years. Writing helps us to manage our stress, increases our communication and our emotional intelligence. It is a great coping mechanism for anxiety or depression while also being a tool to help you achieve your goals. We recommend that Read The Full Article…...
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Maintaining Positive and Healthy Relationships

April 14, 2020 4:09 pm Published by
Experts agree that creating and maintaining positive, healthy relationships is a pillar to successful recovery. Social structure can provide ongoing support, respect and love during a difficult time. Likewise, toxic relationships or negativity can pull you down toward the same destructive feelings and behaviors that originally caused substance abuse to begin with. As we look Read The Full Article…...
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What They Don’t Tell You About Recovery

February 6, 2020 10:09 pm Published by
Most people will avoid the truth of recovery, unless it portrays some amazing fantasy-land where life is just automatically perfect and everything falls into place. In the grand scheme of things, yes, life in recovery will be a lot better and exponentially more fulfulling, but it doesn’t make life’s obstacles disappear. In fact, you are Read The Full Article…...
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Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck in Sobriety

January 28, 2020 4:45 pm Published by
Sober and Still Broke? One of the things many of us experience drinking and using and in early recovery is poverty. We’re either constantly broke, or homeless or hungry. Most of us haven’t had a full tank of gas for years. It can be frustrating; it can be debilitating and depressing. I didn’t get sober Read The Full Article…...
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Recovering while Parenting Children

October 9, 2019 8:47 pm Published by
There are many things we can learn from flying in a plane. One is the safest way guardians can parent their children. I’m referring to the Federal Aviation Administration’s mandate that before taking off, flight attendants must show and tell how the emergency oxygen features of the plane work. It goes something like this: In Read The Full Article…...
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Recovery Is Keeping Problem Solving Simple

August 6, 2019 4:12 pm Published by
Good problem solving involves simplifying the issue until you can identify what the really crucial point is, and then doing what’s necessary to resolve that point. Problem-solving also involves letting go of what’s past and done with and can’t be changed. Bad problem solving means obscuring the real issue with egotistical worries and invented fears, Read The Full Article…...
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Can We Control Our Emotions?

July 29, 2019 3:36 pm Published by
That fact is, we can’t control our emotions. Can you accurately and consistently predict how you will feel next Tuesday? Does telling yourself to be confident always make you feel confident? Does someone yelling at you always make you mad? The answer to these questions is no. What Can You Do About Emotion? The absolute Read The Full Article…...